Encounters: The Art of Interfaith Dialogue (2018)
Art and concept by Nicola Green
Edited by Aaron Rosen
Published by Brepols
Part of the Arts and the Sacred Series
What makes for productive and long-lasting interfaith dialogue? This book uses Nicola Green’s artwork as a lens through which to explore and analyse the state of interreligious dialogue today. The book features contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in theology, history, cultural studies, and art history, writing in an accessible style that is engaging for both academic and general readers. Writers pay special attention to the embodied nature of dialogue, commenting on frequently neglected dimensions of such encounters, from the set-up of the physical spaces to gestures and clothing. Not only does this book seek to evaluate the conditions and implications of interreligious dialogue, it encourages readers to take up the challenge of encounters themselves.
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Some Words About Encounters: The Art of Interfaith Dialogue
We know we need to listen to each other, but we also need to learn to see each other. This is at the heart of Nicola Green’s remarkable and visionary practice, and this inspiring book.
Edmund de Waal OBE
Artist Author, The Hare with Amber Eyes
Nicola Green rightly considers herself a visual social historian. She has created artworks of major historical significance and an invaluable resource for future generations.
Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum
A journey of hope reminding us of that which we share in common.
The Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin QHC
Chaplain to the Queen and the House of Commons
Nicola Green is a testament to how artists can bring the best out of humanity. Her work is a wonderful bridge, crossing cultural divides.
Author, Art of The Middle East. Patron of Art Dubai
The written word imparts knowledge; the spoken word inspires one to action; and the visual image reaches the soul. For those who think religion is the problem, this book tells a different story.
Heather Templeton Dill
President, John Templeton Foundation
Nicola Green’s Encounters is a project of tremendous ambition.
Sandy Nairne CBE FSA
Former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London
Contributors to Encounters: The Art of Interfaith Dialogue
Contents of Encounters: The Art of Interfaith Dialogue
Introduction - Prof. Ben Quash and Prof. Aaron Rosen - Professor of Christianity and the Arts at King’s College London & Professor of Religious Thought at Rocky Mountain College
Through Scripture and through Prayer: Leading Edges in Interfaith Engagement - Prof. David Ford OBE - Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus in the University of Cambridge
Women as Witness: Gender and Participation in Encounters - Maryanne Saunders - PhD candidate in Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London
Framing Encounters, Performing Difference - Dr. Lieke Wijnia- Postdoctoral fellow of the Centre for Religion and Heritage at the University of Groningen
Holy Faces: Reflection and Projection - Dr. Chloe Reddaway- Research Fellow, Arts and the Sacred at King's College London
‘Only Connect’: Drawing Interfaith Parallels through Art - Dua Abbas - Visual artist and writer based in Lahore, Pakistan
What Does Interreligious Dialogue Have to Say, and to Whom? - Jibran Khan - Thomas L. Rhodes Journalism Fellow at the National Review Institute